It’s so festive, it makes me happy every time I look at it! I have been itching to wind it up and cast something on this week, but have been super disciplined and finished my yak shawl first 🙂
Here it is ready to be blocked tomorrow.
So now that’s off the needles I went ahead and wound up the Christmas yarn today – see how it sparkles?
I have since been trawling through Ravelry looking at shawl patterns that will show off this beauty, and I just can’t make up my mind…
You will see from the pictures above that the colour changes are fast and frequent so I want something fairly simple that will let the yarn do the talking…and I have narrowed it down to these 5 designs…
What I love about this design is that the lace pattern looks like little Christmas trees 🙂 I think they may get lost in the yarn though…
This shawl is such a beautiful shape and the stitch patterns will show off the yarn perfectly.
I love, love, LOVE this stunning and unusual design! I won’t have enough yarn to make the full size wrap though so it will probably end up more of a scarf.
A simple, squishy garter stitch shawl with a pretty loop edging, this could work nicely 🙂
Finally a lovely classic shawl with just the right amount of lacework. And I do love lacework…
I knit up a swatch to see how the yarn works: 15 rows of garter st, 15 rows stockinette, 1 knit row and a leafy lace pattern (please forgive the bad photo)
What do you think? Which pattern would you choose for this yarn?
Any suggestions will be gratefully received as I really cannot make up my mind!
Happy knitting x